It couldn’t be done

Dear Editor:

It Couldn’t Be Done

“Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,

But he with a chuckle replied

That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one

Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.

So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin

On his face. If he worried he hid it.

He started to sing as he tackled the thing

That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;

At least no one ever has done it;”

But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,

And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.

With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,

Without any doubting or quiddit,

He started to sing as he tackled the thing

That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,

There are thousands to prophesy failure;

There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,

The dangers that wait to assail you.

But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,

Just take off your coat and go to it;

Just start to sing as you tackle the thing

That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it.”

—Edgar A. Guest 1881-1959

People who did it:

HST recall volunteers

The Wright Brothers

The Reform Party

Alexander Graham Bell

Louis Pasteur

Stephen Hawking

Albert Einstein

Neil Armstrong

I am sure you can name many others.

I am looking for volunteers to gather signatures for a recall petition for the mayor and Council.

If you wish to volunteer for this project send me an email at: [email protected]

Look for me or volunteers over the next several weeks intermittently sitting on the public sidewalks on Main Street in the area of shopping centres; at public markets; Power Street; the South Okanagan Events Centre and where people gather.

Let’s get this done.

Elvena Slump

Penticton